Nanjing offers visitors a Southern sojurn

By Yang Feiyue | China Daily | 2016-12-12 07:31

Nanjing offers visitors a Southern sojurn

Foding Palace on Niushou Mountain. [Photo provided to China Daily]


Xuanwu Lake Park

This picturesque park was a royal garden for several dynasties from the third to sixth centuries. Today, it's a favorite for joggers. It claims to be the only park of its kind south of the Yangtze River.


The 20-meter-high walls that wrap roughly 250 meters around a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) city built upon the ruins of an Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) palace continue to offer stunning views. Visitors pray for blessings while facing the Jinming Temple.

Lion Mountain

The Yangtze River massages three sides of Lion (Shizi) Mountain's foot, while a Ming-era city wall snuggles into the other side.

Pavilions, canon and temples are perched atop the 14-hectare peak, which also hosts a forest of stone steles.

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